Student Naval Aviator Logs 2,000th Trap on USS Gerald R. Ford

April 14, 2020 – A student naval aviator logged a key milestone in Naval Aviation history April 8 when he landed a T-45C Goshawk aboard aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during carrier qualifications (CQ), marking the 2,000th trap for the ship. The first-in-class aircraft carrier employs state-of-the art Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) unique to Ford:…

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DSCA Approves AGM-84L Harpoon Air Launched Block II Missiles for Morocco

April 14, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Morocco of ten (10) AGM-84L Harpoon Block II Air Launched missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $62 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government…

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DSCA Approves Sale of MK54 ASW Torpedoes to India

April 13, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of India of sixteen (16) MK 54 All Up Round Lightweight Torpedoes (LWT); three (3) MK 54 Exercise Torpedoes (MK 54 LWT Kit procurement required); and related equipment for an estimated cost of $63 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency…

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Indian Navy Ensures 24/7 ops from Visakhapatnam Airfield During COVID-19 Lockdown

April 14, 2020 – With the nationwide lockdown to prevent spread of virus during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, INS Dega of Eastern Naval Command (ENC) ensured that the joint-user airfield at Visakhapatnam remains open round the clock. The manning of the airfield has been modified to ensure that all requisite safety services and airfield facilities continued to be available. This…

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Elbit Systems Integrated Active Towed Array Sonar onboard its Seagull USV

April 14, 2020 – Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today the successful integration of the Towed Reelable Active Passive Sonar (TRAPS) for Unmanned Surface Vessels (TRAPS-USV) onboard the Company’s Seagull USV. The sea trials included multiple deployment and recovery cycles, towing at different speeds and transmission at various power levels. Integration of the TRAPS-USV enables the Seagull USV to perform Anti-Submarine…

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USS Roosevelt Arrives in 6th Fleet

April 14, 2020 – USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) is conducting operations in U.S. 6th Fleet in support of maritime security operations. Roosevelt, named after the 32nd President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor, is the first Flight IIA Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) destroyer and, following a regional patrol, will complete her homeport shift to Rota, Spain. “Roosevelt is…

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Lubeck Home From Charles de Gaulle Escort

April 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, the frigate “Lübeck” will return to the naval base Wilhelmshaven after almost two months. It was part of the multinational aircraft carrier association “Mission Foch” around the French aircraft carrier “Charles de Gaulle”. In the East Atlantic and the North Sea, the participating frigates, destroyers and supply ships had…

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